Subwoofer-ELAC MicroSub

The ELAC MicroSub (900 euros) is more than just a subwoofer in the sum of its properties. In small spaces, it can replace a small stereo system.

  1. Subwoofer-ELAC MicroSub
  2. Data sheet

A substantial background of plunging down rocks and similar major events managed the MicroSub ELAC only at neighborhood-friendly moderate volumes, for a room-filling excitation of large living room simply lack membrane surface. There are only a little over 80 decibels, which give him the measurement microphones from stereoplays laboratory called TEST factory purely property, more prevent the gently working limiter.

This result relativized is given the size or better said the infinitesimal of the ELAC. Its gross volume reached less than 6 litres, what makes it the world’s smallest subwoofer one, who can seriously claim the predicate “HiFi” for themselves. The MicroSub (see drawing) is unusually complex designed to compensate for the limited volume. His woofer work back to back, so that no forces in the housing which could stimulate it to shake or even hopping, which certainly happens at woofers with single chassis enter the sum.

Very low distortion and the considerable lower limiting frequency, which is whopping 8 Hertz lower than with the vastly greater Canton show that the HiFi claim is satisfied fully. The MicroSub – can be no matter, never disturbing distortions carried away what one does thus – despite objectively scarce level reserves. He is above certain limits no more loud and remains totally clean even in the border area. Sonically, he tends to the tight and dry side, also a consequence of the interpretation as closed woofer without background noise-prone bass reflex ports.

But the small ELAC is far more than just a subwoofer. He houses the bass electronics two strong power amplifiers for the connection of classic 4-ohm speakers 40 watts each. Existing boxes can be or new, for example the optically matching ELAC models 301 and starlet, optionally with the woofer in the package are available.

The microsub some RCA jacks for connecting wired sources such as sound cards and CD player. On top of that, it is Bluetooth capable, which makes it the ideal game partner of mobile devices that support the A2DP standard, so newer laptops, cell phones and MP3 players. The volume is controlled by the software of the mobile device. In addition there are back on the woofer or rotary knob for totals and Wooferpegel.

In the sum of its properties, the ELAC pipsqueak is more than just a subwoofer. In small rooms or in short listening distances up to 3 meters he can replace a small stereo system. Its typical areas of application are similar to those of active Studio monitors: study and second systems or General mobile devices that rely on for a high-quality sound playback to external amplifier and speakers.

ELAC MicroSUB 2010 BT

Manufacturer ELAC
Price €900.00
Rating 51.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions 15.0 x 21.8 x 17.8 cm
Weight 4.8 kg
Principle of construction of housing closed
Phase variable Yes
Switchable phase
Space adaptation (text)
Measurement microphone
Remote control volume?
Remote Controls phase
Remote control crossover frequency
Entrance LS-terminals / XLR / RCA / /
Output LS-terminals / XLR / RCA
High-pass filter
Short conclusion Saidi Kleinstwoofer with \ r \ no built boxes power amplifiers, Push-pull configuration and Bluetooth interface. Only scarce reserve very closely, for \ r \ n \ ndie size enormously deep ranging.
Sound points
Max 75 points)
Bass speech
maximum 24 points)
Bass depth
maximum 24 points)
Bass level
maximum 24 points)
Measured values
maximum 10 points)
Max 15 points)
maximum 10 points)
Overall rating
maximum 120 points)
72 good – very good
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 1 / 10